152 apartments for rent in Waco, TX
Guide to Waco
Waco Apartments For Rent
When the Waco Suspension Bridge was built in the late 1860s, it was an amazing feat. Materials were brought in by steamer, then by oxen-pulled wagons, for hundreds of miles. There were no other bridges across the Brazos River at the time, so the small village of Waco, founded in 1849, grew quickly to accommodate all of the new visitors who traveled to Waco to cross the river.
Today, the bridge that was essential to the cowboys and cattle-herds, the immigrants, and the stagecoaches is a local landmark and footbridge. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971. And while it isn’t a big city by Texas standards, Waco retains the charm and natural beauty that drew new settlers over 100 years ago.
On the western edge of the city, Lake Waco is a popular fishing, swimming, and boating destination. Cameron Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Texas, contains 416 acres near downtown. Park activities include disc golf, hiking, picnicking, and visiting the Cameron Park Zoo.
The Waco Mammoth Site was discovered in 1978 near the Bosque River. According to the National Park Service, this park contains the country’s only discovery of a nursery herd of Pleistocene mammoths. The site wasn’t open to the public until 2006, and this amazing park contains a museum-like dig shelter, a scenic trail, and a gift shop.
When you choose your Waco apartment to rent, you’ll have access to amazing history, beautiful parks, and a charming downtown. Discover what those early settlers did in this small central Texas city.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Baylor University
- Texas State Tech College-Waco
- McLennan Community College
- Temple College
- Hill College of Hill Jr College District
Nearby Military Bases
- Founded in 1845, Baylor University, a private, Christian university, is one of the oldest in Texas.
- McLennan Community College opened in 1965 and is located on 200 acres near the Bosque River.
- Texas State Technical College is a two-year technical school that was established in 1965.
- Cottonwood Creek Golf Course is a public, par-72 course designed by Finger, Dye, and Spann.
- The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the history of this unique law enforcement group.
- The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is located along the river and features fresh produce and other vendors.